Assessment preparation, and on the day

Tailored support for your NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment

We provide a bespoke casework and advocacy service to give you the best possible chance of achieving a fair and accurate assessment for NHS Continuing Healthcare.

This service is uniquely tailored to your needs and wishes. We can help you to apply for an assessment, understand the eligibility criteria and Decision Support Tool, prepare for your own role in the assessment meeting and ensure that the paperwork comprehensively reflects your care needs.

It might include one or all of the following:

  • a telephone, Skype or face-to-face consultation with or without written advice
  • taking part in a care plan review at the care home as your specialist advocate
  • attending the assessment as your advocate, including a short meeting in advance
  • reviewing the completed Decision Support Tool
  • helping to write family comments prior to a Clinical Commissioning Group decision or panel.

Why get help with your assessment?

Beacon’s Assessment Support Service provides expert support and welcome reassurance as you navigate the complex NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment. We can ensure you are well prepared, with written evidence, for the important assessment meeting, and even be there as your specialist advocate on the day. NHS Independent Panel members regularly tell us that our client representation is amongst the best they have seen.

Our help can give you the best chance of a positive decision first time. This is quicker, simpler, and less stressful than having to appeal a negative decision if you think your assessment was inaccurate or unfair.

How much does it cost?

Our Assessment Support Service is charged at our hourly rate.

You have complete control over the costs because we won’t tie you in to a long contract and we’ll discuss the number of hours required before proceeding at each stage.

As a guide, the cost of Beacon providing professional advocacy at an assessment to help secure 12 months of funding is usually less than the equivalent of two weeks’ care fees.


To enquire about our Assessment Support Service call us on
0345 548 0300 or email


Other services

If you’ve already had an assessment and are trying to decide whether to appeal, we recommend our Expert Analysis Service to scrutinise your NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment and decision.

If you have been assessed as not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, and wish to appeal, our Full Appeal Management Service can lead the process on your behalf.

Not looking for casework, and just have a few questions about your assessment and NHS Continuing Healthcare? Contact our free Information and Advice Service.


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